But Those Bars Are So Small…

First off, let me say I love them. Luna bars, Larabars, Fiber one bars, Pure bars, name your bar, I’ll probably like it. However, I only eat them like once a month. Why? Because they’re so dang small! Three bites and BAM snack time is over. Um, not cool snack bars, not cool.

So naturally. I had to fix this.

I started with Katie’s basic fudge baby recipe. Then I started thinking of ingredients to make it more… voluminous. That’s when I grabbed a box of Fiber One and a box of Kashi’s Whole Grain Puffs. Here’s how things ended up:

Giant Cereal Bars

  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup dates (pitted)
  • 1/4 cup fiber one
  • Dash of salt
  • Drop of vanilla (I used vanilla stevia to make it a touch sweeter)
  • 1/2 cup Kashi Whole Grain Rice Puffs

Put the cashews, dates, fiber one, salt and vanilla in to your food processor (or Vita!) and blend until it gets to a stiff dough-y consistency.Scoop it out of the blender/processor and drop it on to wax paper. Divide it into three blobs of dough. (That’s the technical term: blob.) You might have to knead it a little bit if it’s not soft, and then just gently knead in the kashi puffs. I kind of rolled mine in the puffs, since the puffs need to kind of stick to the dates. It’s a little tricky at first, and it helps if your dough is a little warm. (Heat from your hands should do the trick.) Once you’re done, you’ll have a slab that’s about twice the size of a larabar.

Since I was feeling super fancy, I melted an Adora calcium disk on top, making it “chocolate covered” Hehe.

See the nutritional stats of a traditional Cashew Cookie Larabar (here)

Check out my Cashew Bar Stats (here) (That’s right, mine have ~80 less calories less and are about twice the size. Yay for more snackage!)

How do you feel about bars? Love ’em? Hate ’em? Can’t get enough of them?


  1. Hahahahaahhaha your bars are SO creative! I love it!

  2. Blob is so a technical term =) I want to smother it in peanutbutter and devour it!!!! <3

  3. You are a genius, I’m telling ya! And I’ll be expecting my shipment of these bars to arrive when? 😉

  4. Fiber one and Kashi in a lara bar, good idea! These look great!!

  5. I do love ’em, but they are not big enough for me. Way to go making one less cals!

  6. Hehe! I do the same thing! It’s like, gee, 200 calories and it takes me less than a minute to eat??

    I love putting millet puffs in my bars-LOVE IT!!!!

    P.S. I think your bar name is cute, not corny. But corny is cute!

  7. Love it!! I’m a total bar lover because they are so quick and easy! So totally trying yours!!

  8. I’m not a huge fan of bars, mainly for the reasons you said- they’re tiny and they have so many calories!

  9. Love the name! I rarely eat bars too-for the same reason…2 bites and you’re done and you look at the nutrition and you’re like dang I did good but i’m still hungry!

  10. LOVE THIS!! i love volume!

  11. I totally agree that Larabars are way too small. I always want to have 2 of them. I’ll have to try your recipe.

  12. DiningAndDishing says:

    I LOVE Lara Bars! I eat them 5 days a week (work snack). I agree though – they do go too quickly :).

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  13. I love bars! The only bar I have ever disliked is the Lemon Luna Bar.

    Larabars are delicious but I agree, WAY too small. I’m definitely going to try your recipe out! 🙂

  14. I LOVE Larabars. To deal with their small size I flatten them a little bit and savour each bite.
    You have a very nice blog and a lot of great ideas

  15. Hurrah! At last I got a blog from where I can actually get valuable data concerning my study and

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